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The South Coast: Fire & Ice tour is an action packed day that allows you to experience the best parts of the stunning south coast of Iceland. The south coast has some of Iceland’s quintessential sights. Vivid blue glaciers, numerous powerful waterfalls, volcanic black sand beaches and infamously destructive volcanoes. The South Coast of Iceland really has it all, and you can experience it all in one unforgettable day.

This trip starts with pickups in Reykjavik from 8:00am. We will then head out of town, driving through the beautiful Icelandic landscape to the town of Hvolsvöllur. Here, we make a quick coffee break and a chance to buy some snacks to keep us going for the day. From there, it is not long until we arrive at one of the highlights of the trip, the stunning Sólheimajökull glacier, flowing down from the enormous Mýrdalsjökull icecap. There we will be able to hike and explore the unique ice features. After our hike we head to Reynsifjara to see the amazing rock formations at this spectacular black sand beach as well as eat lunch at the Black Beach Restaurant.

We will then head back to Reykjavik, but not before stopping at some of the most breathtaking natural sights in Iceland. The Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls will impress in their own way. On clear days you will be in awe of the infamous Hekla and Eyjafjallajökull volcanoes, as well as the towering Westman Islands, rising straight out of the North Atlantic Ocean. Our last stop before reaching Reykjavik will be the newly opened interactive LAVA centre, where we can learn all about the volcanoes we have seen throughout the day, before reaching the city in time for dinner.
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Iceland—the Land of Fire and Ice—boasts bubbling mud pools and frozen glaciers, and many of the most impressive natural attractions lie along the country’s southern shores. On this full-day sightseeing tour, travel in comfort by air-conditioned minivan to landmarks including Skógafoss waterfall and hike over the Sólheimajökull glacier. With round-trip travel from central Reykjavik included, find out exactly how Iceland earned its nickname.
  • Spin through southern Iceland by air-conditioned minivan with time to explore the sites on foot
  • Visit natural landmarks including Skógafoss waterfall and the Sólheimajökull glacier
  • Uninterrupted views over the Icelandic countryside from your vehicle
  • Includes hiking equipment plus hassle-free round-trip travel from central Reykjavik
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Reviewed yesterday

Not enough can be said about how awesome and amazing Hidden Iceland tours are. We were so lucky to have no one else booked on our trip so my husband and I got a private tour with Scott. Who just so happens to be a...More

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Hidden_Iceland, Owner at Hidden Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for this wonderful review! We couldn’t be luckier with having Scott on our team of guides, his geology background comes in incredibly handy when traveling through the volcanic and glacier landscapes. Glad to hear you enjoyed the day with Scott, and we are...More

Reviewed 5 days ago
You Will Fall in Love with Iceland on this Tour

I travel a lot and work in educational travel/study abroad programs, so I set my standards very high for tour companies. I want to learn a lot about the places I am visiting, I want to be engaged (I love interacting with new people!), and...More

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Hidden_Iceland, Owner at Hidden Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to give us this incredible feedback Alexandra! This really means the workd to our young company. We really believe that traveling with a small group with our wonderful, passionate and knowledgeable guides can make all the difference, taking the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Best spontaneous decision we've ever made

Unlike most, our group did very little pre-planning for our trip. One of our friends had read an article about the Fire and Ice tour and we decided to look it up while in Iceland. We ended up calling and speaking with Scott directly to...More

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Hidden_Iceland, Owner at Hidden Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to write us this amazing review! It was our pleasure having you guys along the our south coast tour. We couldn’t be luckier having Scott and Ryan on our team of guides, we truly hit the jackpot with those...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
A great day out

Very lovely helpful experienced guide. Knowledgeable about everything. Offering quality trips for small numbers. The highlight was the glacier walk

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Hidden_Iceland, Owner at Hidden Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you Fiona for taking the time to write us a review. This always means a lot to such a small company like ours! Looking forward to having you back again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fire and Ice

Great tour! Kinda tough if you’re out of shape as we are,but.....we did it and had a great time! This was one of two tours we took with Hidden Iceland. Both were top notch! Our guide was Scott from Australia. One great guy and great...More

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Hidden_Iceland, Owner at Hidden Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this wonderful feedback, we love hearing back from you guys! Happy to know that you had a wonderful time with our guide Scott on the two tours, we are really lucky to have him on our team all the way from Australia....More

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12 June 2018|
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Response from Barrie R |
If u do fire and ice tour (even more important than golden circle tour) definitely have waterproof boots because u climb a glacier! But the tour company also provide boots for the glacier which I used along with their... More
7 June 2018|
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I have no idea. I'd contact the company directly.
11 April 2018|
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The glacier climbing/hike was intense but I think a moderate fitness level would be ok. The tour guide made sure we were all comfortable and asked if pace was ok. We stopped intermittently to take amazing pictures so there... More
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